Our friends at Coolhunting pick up on a new book by Ivan Vartanian and Kyoko Wada, See/Saw, which looks at the old and modern movements in Japanese art and the interconnects which link them. “See/Saw offers a provocative new look at the origins of Japanese pop art. Often defined by its references to manga or anime, contemporary Japanese art in fact has much broader roots. By drawing parallels between the art of Japan past and present, this compelling volume reveals how current artists rework the traditional forms and techniques of Japanese art history.” Available Feb. 11th.
Available from Amazon.